If you are a new student in the LLC or you are interested in working with us for the first time, come to Seminar Room 4 in the Chrystal Macmillan Building at 14:00 on 24/9. We will be going over the basics of peer review, and you will have the opportunity to sign up to peer review submissions for this term's issue. More information is available here.Read more about Peer Review Workshop 24/9
FORUM Call for Papers, Issue 27 (2018): The Gaze
Mary Cassatt, ‘In the Loge’ (1878)
The gaze is essential to the ownership and interpretation of art. Even as the woman in Cassatt’s ‘In the Loge’ gazes at the action onstage, she herself is being observed by the man in the background. In The London Review of Books, Julian Barnes writes: ‘It’s as if he’s telling her: don’t forget that the male gaze rules here, my good woman.’ From Jane Austen to #metoo, the recognition and subversion of the dominant gaze has repeatedly shed new light on cultural hierarchies.
Issue 27 of FORUM seeks contributions from a wide range of disciplines concerning the gaze, recognition, and identification. All aspects of culture and identity can be said to be subject to a form of the gaze - how does an art form interact with its audience? How does the presence of the gaze affect the ownership of a medium? How is the gaze redirected in subversive art? Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
- Visibility and readership of subjugated narratives
- Digital humanities and contemporary audiences
- The #metoo movement and the male gaze
- Queer audiences and popular culture
- The gaze and hierarchical structures
- The male gaze in art and literature
- The onlooker in visual art
- Cinema audiences in the 21st century
- The ‘selfie’ and social media viewership
- Interactions of the audience with live performance
- The gaze in canonical literature
- The gaze and sexual identity
- Historical perspectives on sight and reception
- The mutual gaze
Papers must be between 3,000 – 5,000 words in length, formatted according to MLA guidelines.
FORUM is also considering academic book reviews (1,000 words) and multimedia or alternative presentations for publication.
Please e-mail your article, a short abstract, and your academic CV in separate, clearly labelled .doc(x) files to email@example.com by 11 September, 2018. All eligible articles will be peer reviewed prior to publication. Only one submission per author per issue is permitted.
Postgraduates at the University of Edinburgh is seeking papers for the Latest Learning Colloquy.
A number of papers by colloquy participants will be selected for publication in a special issue of FORUM.Read more about What's new in LLC?
A big thank-you to all our delegates and academic guests who joined us last month for ReVision: Editing Across Disciplines.
We hope everyone enjoyed the conference and took away something useful: according to our feedback forms (thanks to all who filled in!) it seems that the workshops were particularly interesting, as was the diverse range of disciplines gathered together on various panels. We were glad to hear you all felt relaxed and enjoyed the friendly feedback and peer support the delegates at the conference provided, whilst managing to ensure all papers were professional and up to date. You can check out the pictures and download a copy of the programme here!Read more about Conference Thank You!